XXXII Tokyo OG 2020 : DAY-9 (1st August 2021) MS Semifinal, WS Bronze & Gold Medal Match

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  1. lodoss

    lodoss Regular Member

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    haha, yes. but people might protest if we have many seeded players upset in the first 2 rounds. The more matches you play, the higher livelihood an upset will happen.
     
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    Interesting proposal. Everyone plays everyone type of tournament was common in ice hockey before the Soviets started to dominate everyone. But in a single game, they could be beaten if they had a bad day. The elimination system is in place until now.

    With badminton it would be extremely exciting if we only had say top 8 players in the tournament but everyone played everyone.
     
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    Absolutely. I guess it's more exciting to watch though so that's why it's common.
     
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    Yes so we could also do a league with the seeded players only - so additional medals to badminton.
     
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    Has Kevin ever reached SF in a BWF Super 1000 tournament in his life yet he reached the SF of the Olympics, even if the top seed in the first round 'retired' in the 'Super 1000' he would have had to face another tough opponent the second round. It's just how the Olympics format runs.
     
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    Yeah, Kevin is a real talent. If only he's still only, say, 24 years old, and I bet most BAs would line up to take him in.

    Unfortunately, age has caught up with him, 34 now; noticed how he started aggressively in G1 and was obviously forced to slow down in G2, mainly due to slower recovery rate physically and partly VA's defence was up to it, not to mention his scintillating attacks.

    Well, if he still has the stamina for the bronze play-off tomorrow, I'm sure he'll give Ginting a run for his money, er bronze medal.
     
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    yeah, his age really took part during the 2nd game
     
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    That's why LCW always gave everything in the first game against Momota. Kevin should have done the same. But he didn't smash enough and he also had the drift supporting him.

    What I found lacking in his game is the control of the drift.

    The WS final will clash with Formula 1. I don't know what to do now.
     
  9. Justin L

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    For the Olympics, don't take world rankings too seriously, that's only good on paper.

    The Olympics is one tournament where upsets are higher than any other tournaments, where dreams are made or broken, where it is the order of the day for underdogs, dark horses, and hot favourites to mess up the formbooks or fail to live up to their billings.
     
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    Wasn't he part of the BWF Development program at one point?
     
  11. lodoss

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    Don't blame the format. Blame for guys for not holding their nerves or play to their standard. All the seeded ladies progressed from their respective groups. :D
     
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    Interesting point. Which also shows that Japan wasn't affected only by the nerves but they were simply not good enough when it comes to form.

    Bad preparation except for Yuta who was the best version I saw him.
     
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    Is it Huh Bigjiao or Hay Bingjiao or He Bingjiao as in he/she?
     
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    Must be because Yuta has the prettiest racket;)
     
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    Sindhu wants it more, she'll take it
     
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    I believe it's pronounced "Her" Bingjiao but don't take my word for it.
     
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    German commentators and Asian names:confused:

    Pursalia and Heeeh...
     
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    Congratulations Sindhu for winning the bronze medal, now a two time Olympic medalist. The nation is proud of you.

    Everyone has a plan 'till they meet Lee/Wang.
     
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    Sindhu gets it!!!!
     
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    looool
     

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